The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters

The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.


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  1. 1
    + 9061
    - 1771

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 6988
    - 1454


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5168
    - 1379


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 2915
    - 1835


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2825
    - 2055


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3329
    - 2373


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2747
    - 1866


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2646
    - 1697


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2756
    - 2112

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2406
    - 1266

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2474
    - 1696

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 2800
    - 1502

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  13. 13
    + 2086
    - 1524


    Psycho

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  14. 14
    + 2593
    - 1476

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2242
    - 1548


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2171
    - 1547


    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1981
    - 1234


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1940
    - 1390


    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  19. 19
    + 1982
    - 1537


    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 2364
    - 1225

    ranked low on reranks
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  21. 21
    + 2194
    - 1601

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 1698
    - 1243


    Seven

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  23. 23
    + 1633
    - 1181


    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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  24. 24
    + 1864
    - 928

    ranked low on reranks
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  25. 25
    + 1682
    - 987

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1644
    - 1236
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  27. 27
    + 1495
    - 1115


    Misery

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  28. 28
    + 1314
    - 987


    Gangs of New York

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  29. 29
    + 1342
    - 1223

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  30. 30
    + 1535
    - 990


    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  31. 31
    + 571
    - 540

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  32. 32
    + 1313
    - 936


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1005
    - 685


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1194
    - 881


    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  35. 35
    + 1209
    - 716

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  36. 36
    + 1267
    - 1184

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  37. 37
    + 1185
    - 865


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  38. 38
    + 1353
    - 921


    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  39. 39
    + 1340
    - 1229

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  40. 40
    + 1285
    - 925


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 841
    - 595


    Beetlejuice

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  42. 42
    + 921
    - 706

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  43. 43
    + 1077
    - 1009

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  44. 44
    + 947
    - 874

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  45. 45
    + 841
    - 774

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  46. 46
    + 836
    - 562

    ranked low on reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  47. 47
    + 941
    - 710

    ranked low on reranks
    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 891
    - 662


    Alex Delarge

  49. 49
    + 700
    - 508


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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  50. 50
    + 605
    - 419


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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